The city of Santa Barbara’s construction projects at Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St., have progressed to the point that will allow individuals to access the upper level beginning Tuesday, Jan. 24. 

Patrons will have full access to the nonfiction, graphic novels, and young adult collections, as well as the microfilm machine and local history archives.

Public computers are available for library cardholders on the upper level. Printing from public computers as well as personal wireless devices has also been restored. 

View the Library’s calendar for complete details on classes and events. 

Santa Barbara Public Library has modified operations to maximize public access to the facilities, collections and services during construction. Three simultaneous projects began in July 2022, including the renovation of the Library Plaza; construction of a new accessible elevator in the center of the library; and a new modern staff workspace on the Lower Level. Construction is expected to be complete in the fall. 

Visit the Santa Barbara Public Library online at for information about programs and services. All library programs are free and open to the public.